Police are holding eight people in France after the discovery of a car laden with gas cylinders in the heart of Paris. President Francois Hollande says a plot has been foiled and a terrorist cell "destroyed."
There's something missing from most of the media coverage about the murderous attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo: the very cartoons that may have provoked the attack. And the decision to hold them back has sparked a fierce debate in the media world.
French elections this past weekend have shaken up the political system. A prime minister resigned, a woman-immigrant was elected mayor of Paris for the first time, and a far-right fringe party may be gaining some serious traction among voters.
The ceasefire in Ukraine is shaky at best, and has failed to stop fighting in the eastern part of the country. And despite ongoing negotiations with Ukraine and Western leaders, it seems that's exactly how Russian President Vladimir Putin likes it.